Parker Knoll Lounge Chair
€295.00 – €500.00
A mid 20th Century Parker Knoll model P.K. 945/7 chair.
Wonderful example of 1960 lounge chairs. A great fit to any room. As a set of two or on its own it will look stunning.
A stylish chair which now looks as good as the day it was made!
If you would like to delve into the wonderful story behind this brand i suggest this is a good place to start https://www.vads.ac.uk/digital/collection/FPC
- Additional information
- Delivery and Collection
- History of Parker Knoll
Parker Knoll Lounge Chair Model P.K. 945/7
Restored — this Mid Century Chair is in very good condition.
Restoration and Damage Details:
Original upholstery cleaned and Legs/frame cleaned and polished.
Every item sold by Smiths Emporium is vintage/antique please be aware before purchasing that they may show signs of fair wear and tear due to their age, we take pride in every item that comes out of our Emporium and we will not send any item out if we are not entirely happy with its condition.
|51 × 66 × 78 cm
One, Set of Two
Overall & Seat Measurements
Length – 51 cm Seat Length – 51cm
Width – 66 cm Seat Width – 49cm
Height – 78 cm Seat Height – 38cm
Manufactured: 1960 to 1965
Brand: Parker Knoll
Identifying Mark: Attribution Mark on inner frame
Style: Vintage, Mid Century
Materials: Beech, Fabric
Delivery and Collection
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History of Parker Knoll
There is something special about heritage, when only few can say their family business truly has it.
Parker Knoll is one of these examples, having been in business for 147 years to the present day and, in part, innovated most of the relaxing technologies you know today. Throughout the span of this companies’ existence the world has seen wars, discovery and all sorts of drama.
It all started back in 1869 with Fredrick Parker, aged 24, with inspiration to innovate and create the finest furnishings available. Growing steadily, the company took on 3 of his son’s as innovators and had moved into a new premises in London by 1975.
Troubled times struck the world in the early 1900’s, starting what would become known as World War One, the ‘Great War’. Despite this, demand grew for Parker furniture. He eventually moved his business to an even bigger premises in High Wycombe and received an order to furnish the Palladian Lounge on the RMS Aquitania. This was the biggest – and coolest – order they had seen yet and marked the start of gaining the respect of the upper class as a bespoke furnishings company.
In 1929 Parker’s sons took over, meeting an ex-German fighter pilot, Willi Knoll, in the late 20’s. His experience of discomfort sitting in his aircraft lead to his innovations in comfort and the resulting partnership between the Parker company and Knoll in the early 1930s led to the innovation of luxury spring furniture, as well as the creation of Parker Knoll as a brand!
Parker Knoll was the first company to advertise nationally and achieved great success. Their reputation was renowned and their man-on-spring advert became quite famous. At the same time they were visited by royalty when participating in the British Industries Fair, and in 1932 they were commissioned to fully-furnish the new BBC HQ.
In 1939 the world was again ravaged by war. The advent of WW2 led to all UK factories being called into assistance to manufacture for the war effort. Parker Knoll aided in the manufacture of aircraft in 1940 – presumably with emphasis on seating where possible.
After the war ended in 1945, the West accepted a new period of design influence. Parker Knoll’s “Penshurst” chair represented Knoll’s new spring technologies emerging onto the consumer market in the 1950’s, with the chair receiving great success and popularity. The next great technological adventure for Parker Knoll was the “Cornwell Norton” recliner – The first of new generation recliners to reach the market in the UK.